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. president obama and civil rights activists can demands are gathering at the lincoln memorial mark, the 1963 march on washington led by dr. martin luther king jr. early today, leap rhymes sang "amazing grace." ♪ amazing grace ♪ how sweet the sound jamie foxx and al sharpton also spoke this morning. >> abc7 news is joined by our reporter in washington, dc. >> good morning, that is oprah winfrey talking behind me and it is a tall order to try to speak as she is speaking but right now you can see that the people have all their eyes on oprah. it seems like this maybe was a little bit slow to get going but it is very humid here and this has been a lot of rain and people have to go through security checkpoints in order to come out here but, now, this is a crowd that is excited and eagerly awaiting remarks from president obama. it is impossible to miss the symbolism of the nation's first black president speaking on the 50th anniversary of dr. king's "i have a dream" speech. a lot people just happy to be here. there are so many people who were here 50 years ago who decided to come back and are p
obama has said that syria's government would cross a red line if it uses chemical weapons against its own people. we're monitoring the white house for any response. >> police outside atlanta say they cannot explain a motive for a near tragedy there. a gunman fired at officers yesterday from inside an elementary school. no one hurt. the suspect surrendered after a plea from a school employee. outside the academy, mark good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning to you, gayle. this is a shaken community. its school year barely one week under way and this happens. police say there are no known connections between the gunman and the school. but he did seem to have a plan to kill. [ sirens ] the gunshots broke out just after 1:00 p.m. when police say 20-year-old michael brandon hill a convicted felon, opened fire inside mcnair discovery learning academy in suburban atlanta. >> shooting scene, 2162 2nd avenue, at mcnair. >> hostage situation, there are shots being fired. >> reporter: authorities say he was armed with an ak-47 and other weapons and likely entered beh
when we come back. >>> first lady michelle obama opening up about family and life in the white house in a new magazine interview. does she think there will be a female commander in chief in her lifetime. >>> pressure is on. meet sup in the bay area today. as much as 10 degrees warmer. potential maybe for a thunderstorm tonight? tomorrow? talk about that. first looking at the numbers. wow, already 68 at livermore. ,,,,,,,,,, >>> going to be a nice day in the bay area today. er to cast high, about 85 degrees under perfectly sunny skies. ,,,,,,,, 's vineyard >>> first lady michelle obama is wrapping up her family's summer vacation in hair that and vineyard today. she's looking ahead to life after the white house. new details on how she's opening up in a new magazine interview. >> reporter: first lady michelle obama, biking with her family friday on martha's vineyard. opening up to parade magazine about raising 15-year-old malia and 12-year-old sasha. what i tell my kids is i'm preparing you for college and life. figuring out thousand make the ambulance. asked about these comments. >> as
. >> president obama canceled his meeting with russian president putin next month in moscow. >> he didn't like putin's demands the summit be held shirtless. >> three power ball tickets match in last night's drawing. >> china, throwing passengers from their seats. 23 were injured. >> hugging christian renaldo. >> uh-oh, he's feeling it. the big finish. >> and all that matters. >> caretakers implementing an innovative way to keep vegetation under control. they're bringing on the goats. >> on "cbs this morning." >> if the president wanted to hurt putin, he would have said he was coming and stood him up. trust me, that hurts the most. >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." charlie rose is on asignment so anthony mason is with us. as you're waking up in the west a wildfire is racing across southern california threatening about half a dozen communities. 1,500 people have been evacuated. several homes burned. >> so far, three people are hurt. the silver fire broke out about 80 miles east of los angeles. ben tracy is at the scene in cabazon. >> reporter: anthony and norah, good morn
close call on the freeway, someone pulled him from his burning car. >>> the obamas have a new dog. sunny. >> portuguese water dog like the first dog bo. >> wounded warrior softball team made a stop to show support for victims disabled in the bombing. >> handicapped, disabled. >> alex rodriguez, a pitcher drills him in the rib cage. they stopped the game and let the pitcher with the baseball gets to choose an animal from the top shelf. >>> welcome to >>> welcome to "cbs this morning," norah o'donnell is off. good morning, gayle. >> good morning, charlie. >> we begin with the political crisis in egypt, which threatened to take a new turn. the u.s. is taking a hard look at the aid it provides. >> meanwhile the leader of egypt's muslim brotherhood is under arrest. charlie d'agata in cairo. charlie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you gayle and charlie. egypt security forces rounded up dozens of muslim brotherhood leaders in the last week. for the military this was public enemy number one and he was caught after a tip-off he was hiding in an apartment in cairo. it wasn't long after
:40. edward snowden is living freely in russia even though the u.s. wants to get his hanson him. why the obama administration is so angry and what the white house may do about it. >>> possible bart strike ahead people are already thinking about how to get to work on monday. what about casual car pooling? i will tell you what you need to know about that option coming up. >>> traffic looks good on the golden gate. a little fog in the southern marin. [ man ] she yours? yeah. my first. congratulations. your applewood pulled pork with extra pickles sir. [ male announcer ] new subway applewood pulled pork. the sweet and smoky flavor you love. subway. eat fresh. [ camera shutter snaps ] >>> good morning. some low clouds around. a little bit more than what we saw yesterday. 60s coast. 70s around the bay. it will be warmer inland. it does look cooler over the weekend. >>> good morning, to you. here's a quick look at the top stories we are following for you right now at 6:44. a hayward man was taken to the hospital this morning saying his neighbors attacked him. blaming him for a fire at their apartment
pakistan and afghanistan. >> president obama will be taking questions at a noon conference, major garrett is at the white house. a lot things to discuss. >> a great number of topics. the president will deal with all the things you've talked about, pakistan, this new evacuation of embassy personnel, yemen, the uptick in strikes by drones, unmanned aerial vehicles. all of these things will be brought before the president. he's having this press conference before he takes the first family up to martha's vineyard for a week-long vacation. all those terror alerts and security situations will haunt that vacation. as will the destabilized situation in egypt. two members of the senate john mccain, and lindsey graham trying to negotiate some reconciliation, there, those efforts failed. the president monitoring that very carefully. and he'll use this press conference to again drive his retooled economic message which deemphasizes deficit reduction in the coming months with the congress and elevates job growth and wage growth. the president will try to use that messag
.s. loses a key ally. >> a major setback for president obama. british lawmakers have voted against military intervention in syria. >> u.n. investigators are expected to leave saturday. >> without question congress should vote on this. >> the nfl has agreed to pay $765 million to settle a lawsuit over concussion-related injuries. >> most of it is compensation for retired players who suffered brain injuries. >> everyone knew there was going to come a day of reckoning. >> the justice department announced it will not stop colorado or washington state from implementing their laws to legalize marijuana. >> marijuana consumers can really sleep a little easier tonight. >> fast food workers in dozens of american cities walked off the job. >> hold the burgers, hold the fries, make our wages super sized. >> wild weather striking parts of southern california. >> torrential rains caused mudslides and power lines. >> two kittens shut down the new york city subway system for hours. they got away from their owner in brooklyn. >> you just kind of want the nypd to take th
coming from hayward, slow down the speeds because there are very slick conditions. >> president obama is getting ready for martha's vineyard vacation but, first, going before the white house press corps with tough questions he is expected to face today. >> but any, a california police chase leads a minivan to flip over and it does not end here. we will show you what happens next. >> the widow of apple co-founder is part of a new power couple with a high would >> covering daly city, dublin/pleasanton, los gatos and all the bay area, this is abc7 news. >> good morning, in emeryville to the west this is what you see in the bay bridge with the traffic moving across and the low clouds over san francisco. >> check out this video in the newsroom showing a high-speed chase in southern california. this happened last night and look how it ends, boom. police surrounded the van but the driver refused to come out. he finally surrendered and police say before he flipped the minivan he could be seen tossing out clothes and papers from the vehicle. >> a 50-year-old kidnapping is making headlines agai
's a little later. >> thank you, lisa. it's 6:31 right now. >>> new this morning president obama is calling on congress to turn the page on what he calls the bubble-and-bust mentality that led to the housing market's collapse. in his weekly address, mr. obama announced steps he plans to take to strengthen the housing market. the president said it's time to build on progress being made by creating a better bargain for responsible middle class homeowners. >> congress should give every american the chance to refinance at today's low rates. we should help more qualified families get a mortgage and buy their first home. we should get construction workers back on the job, rebuilding communities hit hardest by the crisis. and we should make sure that folks who don't want to buy a home have a decent, affordable place to rent. >>> president obama is proposing to phase out mortgage giants fannie mae and freddy mac so private capital can play a bigger role in mortgages. he said the country must preserve access to 30 year fixed-rate mortgages. >> if you are headed outdoors this weekend, san jose will h
this morning president obama has decided the u.s. should take military action in syria for the alleged use of chemical weapons. we get the latest. >> reporter: president obama has put military action against syria on hold. >> the power is rooted not just in our military might but in our example as a government of the people, by the people and for the people. i will seek authorization for the use of force from the american people's representatives in congress. >> the president says he's firmly decided on a military response. >> what message will we send if a dictator can gas hundreds of children in plain sight and pay no price? >> the inspectors cross the syrian border on saturday, it set off furious speculation as to when a u.s. attack on syria might begin. the white house has turned up the rhetoric to red hot with secretary of state john kerry calling syrian leader bashar al assad a thug and murderer. >> we saw rows of children lying side by side, sprawled on a hospital floor, all of them dead from assad's gas. >> with u.s. warships poised for action off its coast, syria was on a war foot
:30. >>> president obama today promised changes to the government's controversial phone surveillance program. jacqueline reports from washington and how too much transparency can be dangerous. >> america is not interested in spying on ordinary people. >> reporter: president obama said he will work with congress to improve privacy protections within the national security agency's surveillance programs. part of the changes will better explain to the public how they work. changes include a new website, new oversight, more transparency, and an independent group reviewing the programs. intelligence groups will continue to assess phone records domestically and internationally. >> all of the steps are designed to ensure the american people can trust that our efforts are in line with our interests and values. >> reporter: spokesmen from republican house speaker john boehner said the president has been quiet on the controversial programs for too long. while transparency is important, he said it must not compromise the program. the priority must be saving american lives, in the saving face. the presid
it will address racial disparities in prisons. something president obama zimmerman verdict. >> birds and obamas speaking >> president obama speaking :"the african-american knowledgeable that there is a history of racial disparities in the application of our criminal laws -- everything from the of our drug laws." in washington, im shannon travis. holder says the prison population has grown 800 percent since 1980. and that federal prisons are 40 percent above capacity. clinton's appearance in san francisco puts her squarely on center stage. but it's not clear yet whether she'll run for president in 20-16. our political analyst michael yaki is here to talk about that.. and michael.she's in friendly territory.? >> hillary clinton is in san francisco because the city of san francisco loves her perry states michael joaquin. >> with michael yaki. -- at-yaki blog. >> 90 degrees today in antioch. >> 80 degrees today in santa rosa and napa appeared >> 85 today in redwood city. a line >> of thought has come back into downtown san francisco right now. >> the fog has returned to dallas out san francisco rig
sure that many student loan rates don't double.and the confirmation of several obama nominees. an awkward moment today for senator john mccain. the republican accidentally wandered into a capitol hill meeting between president obama and some congressional democrats. he later tweeted that he'd opened the wrong door - looked in and saw the president - and said "my mistake." everyone laughed. the president even passed on a good-natured invitation to stick around - but mccain declined. >> this just in to the kron 4 news room it is looking like major league baseball will issue severe suspensions to at least eight players including alex rodriguez with the connection to performance and hexing drugs. and that is -- performance-enhancing drugs. the players of list are linked to a florida company and several other athletes. alex rodriguez will even face a lifetime ban and other players could get 50 game suspension. and even portola cologne could be scared because he served a 50 game man of last year and gary radnich will have more coming up on a 6:00 p.m. >> jacqueline: we did see the a
president obama, over the weekend, the president vetoed a ruling to prevent the import and sale of older version iphones and ipads because of a copyright infringement. it is day four of a blackout at cbs and cable including show time for millions in new york, los angeles and dallas. knockses have stalled in a dispute with cable, over retransmission fees with the black out starting friday with no end in sight. >> the buddy comedy, with denzel and wahlberg is in first place. wolverine, the x man franchise was in second place. that is america's money. have a >> covering benicia, san ramon, san mateo, and all bay area, this is abc7 news. >> good monday morning. this is the oakland maze. traffic is light and doing fine. bart strike has been averted for now. after the governor post laughs minute intervention. for now, bart trains are normal but today more people may hit the roads and drive not knowing what was going to happen. right now you can see it looks fine but leyla gulen will keep a chose cry on the bay area roadways and let you know if there is extra volume. >> the san mateo county she
the middle east, asia and africa. make sure you stay with kron4 today at noon. president obama will answer questions about the terror alert that prompted the closing of more than 20 u-s embassies and consulates in the middle east. we will carry that news conference on our 24-7 news >>erica: welcome back to the kron4 morning news. mild temperatures as we have into the afternoon print some eighties are far inland spot for it san jose getting about 77 degrees. we are expecting further warming. that's coming up in my later report. >>james:. at 426. a quick market update. stocks ended slightly higher breaking a three day losing streak. here's how the numbers looked at the close of business. nasdaq gained 15 and the the dow added 27 points closing at 15,498. the nasdaq also up 15 points. and the s and p 500 was up >>james: the federal communications commission is expected to oppose limits on how much companies can charge inmates for phone calls. the sec is that-will address the issue today that inmates' families asked it to address a decade ago. the sec that that the vote is on a proposal to lim
's government used chemical weapons in an attack that left more than 1,000 people dead. president obama called that attack very troublesome. he also said action by the u.s. may not solve the conflict in syria. >> what we've seen indicates this is clearly a big event. of grave concern. and we are already in communications with the entire international community. we're moving through the u.n. to try to prompt better action from them. and we've called on the syrian government to allow an investigation of the site. because u.n. inspectors are on the ground now. we don't expect cooperation, given their past history. and, you know, what i do believe is that although the situation in syria is very difficult, and the notion that the u.s. can somehow solve what is a sectarian complex problem inside of syria sometimes is overstated. >> the u.n. now estimates that 1 million children are now refugees because of the syrian fighting. margaret brennan is at the state department. margaret, what's the latest? >> reporter: good morning to you gayle and to charlie. many obama administration officials believe thi
on the crisis in syria. president obama, weighing his options right now. congress has been briefed. and white house officials now saying that the surprise vote in great britain is not going to stop the u.s. from acting. preparations for a strike taking place right now. >> we have full coverage starting this morning with abc's jim avila, who is at the white house with the reaction to that stunning vote in parliament last night. >> reporter: good morning, elizabeth. overnight, just as the president's people were briefing congress on their case against syria, telling the senators and the congresspeople, in fact, even if america has to act alone, america must respond. just before the white house began its briefing, stunning news from america's staunchest ally. britain is out. parliament rejected the prime minister's motion to intervene. and voted against any military action against syria. >> it is clear to me that the british parliament, reflecting the views of the british people. does not want to see british military reaction. i get that. and the government will act accordingly. >> reporter: now
large crowds where i can. >> meanwhile, president obama's top military advisor and chairman of the giants chiefs of staff, general martin dempsey, said the threats intercepted are significant and officials are taking the threats seriously. on" this week "he sat down in an exclusive interview with martha raditz. he said how a possible terrorist attack could be carried out, he said the threats appear to be far reaching. >> a significant threat strain and we are reacting to it. >> is the threat to blow up an embassy, consulate or something else? >> that part is unspecified burke the intent is clear. >> the intent is to what? >> the intent is to attack western, not just u.s. interests. >> a global travel alert remains in effect through the end of this month. >>> a building demolition ended tragically in bakersfield yesterday. pieces of shrapnel tore through a chain-link fence and ripped a man's leg off. his other leg was severely injured. he may lose this, as well. four other people suffered minor injuries. >> in russia, two american superstars are in hotwater. officials are con
obama is on his way to california right now. he made a stop in phoenix arizona earlier today and is now headed from there to southern california for a taped appearance on the tonight show with jay leno. then tomorrow he will remain in los angeles for an online social event about housing with the ceo of the real estate website zilo. after that the president will visit with troops in camp pendelton. >>> the president layed out a plan to reform the finance system. the president wants to phase out fanny may and freddie mac and let private investors take hold of the market. >>> doctors in dallas discovered a blocked artery in former president bush. he is expected to be discharged tomorrow and resume his normal schedule on thursday. mr.bush is in high spirits and thanked everyone for their well wishes. he also encouraged everyone to get a regular check up. >>> there's word out of hollywood that actor winning actor justin hoffman has undergone a successful treatment for cancer. the cancer was detected early and surgically cured. hoffman who is 75 years old will under go dr. recommended treatme
if and when they determine the validity of that threat. on to other news this morning president obama is getting a lot of criticism for his decision to leave the white house for a family vacation when so many issues are still unresolved in washington. it's conservatives who are leading that charge. >>: the budget and a sequester all top priority issues president obama tries to leave behind briefly on saturday as he heads to martha's vineyard for a nine day break from washington. >>: the president very much with for to be needed to spend two days with his family. >>: but as president the white house quickly remind us that those issues are never too far away. >>: wherever he is, he is president of the united states and he will be dedicating the portion of his day for being briefed and working on all the issues that are on the table in front of him for it that the converse is also out of town living behind its own list of unfinished business. the farm bill which covers everything from farming to food stamps. immigration reform which passed the senate is facing hurdles in the house. and m
days of debating there are reports that the obama administration has put a temporary hold on some military aid to egypt. the white house has not made a permanent decision on this. kyla. >> reporter: dave, the obama administration said it is reprogramming aid for egypt while a review is underway. the u.s. gives the egyptian military about $1.3 billion a year and that includes a payment of $584 million that is still due by the end of september. the white house is reviewing so they can determine if cutting off funding would impact security. the state department says there has been no policy decision made about that remaining funding. over this past week, nearly 1,000 people were killed in deadly clashes between security forces and members of the muslim brother hood. the egyptian government announced it arrested the leader of the brotherhood. the military removed morsi from office last month. morsi is also being detained. >>> i reached out to my white house contact and asked why administration officials and state department are giving slightly different reports today. i will have th
review. president obama has a range of options including suspending aid. more than 900 civilians and dozens of security force members have been killed over the past week. the white house says there are consequences. the u.s. already delayed the delivery of f-16 fighter sets to egypt and the president canceled next month's joint military exercises with egypt. some analysts say pulling aid could hurt u.s. tax payers. i will have that for you at 8:15. kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> 7:16. former pakistan president and army chief perves musharraf has been indicted on murder charges. the charges are in connection with the assassination of former pakistan prime minister benazir bhutto six years ago. it's the first time a former army chief has been charged with a crime. he took power in 1999 during a coup. he stepped down almost a decade later in disgrace. he's entered a not guilty plea to the charges. >>> 7:16. cindy chavez will be officially sworn in tonight as the new santa clara county supervisor. chavez was elected in a special lex on july 30th -- election on july 30th to r
. >>> now to the crisis of syria. u.n. inspectors fired on this morning as the obama administration ramps up plans for a military strike after concluding the assad regime almost certainly used chemical weapons against its own people. abc's martha raddatz has been reporting all week from the region and she joins us from cairo now. good morning, martha. >> reporter: good morning, george. the u.s. is more convinced than ever before that this was a chemical attack and it is now up to president obama to decide what to do. the images, the evidence gathered in the attack have prompted this morning the u.s. secretary of state to issue the strongest statement to date, john kerry, saying the u.s. has very little doubt that a chemical weapon was used by the syrian regime last week killing hundreds or as many as a thousand syrian civilians. in the region this morning, possible options for a response are being discussed. the u.s. chairman of the joint chiefs and head of central command holding meetings with counterparts from across the region in amman. u.s. navy destroyers and submarines are now position
. >>> a limited narrow strike, that's what president obama said today, he is considering against syria. that came as the president and secretary of state laid out the administration's case that syria used chemical weapons against its own people. they say the price of not doing anything is too high. >> we cannot accept a world where women and children and innocent civilians are gassed on a terrible scale. >> reporter: the u.s. says the evidence is as clear as it is compelling. an intelligence report released by the administration today shows weapons personnel were on the ground making preparations. the regime elements were told to prepare for an attack with gas mask. and rockets launched at the time of the attack came from government-controlled areas. 1400 people killed including 420 children. >> the american intelligence community has high confidence, high confidence. this is common sense. this is evidence. these are facts. >> reporter: all eyes are now on president obama. >> i have not made a final decision about various actions that might be taken. >> reporter: a key question -- will he go int
. this led to a travel alert for americans. president obama has been getting frequent briefings on the terror attacks from al quite daly city. and s u interest are credible. >> this is serious. and it demonstrates that al kite at that is not on it back. and has real capablebilities. >> the state department has issued. a global travel alert and telling americans to be vigilant especially around targets like public transportation. and much british sites. >> it is crossing because of terror attacks there. you can see the barricades around the embassy. and heavily armed soldiers are making security checks. >> france and germany are choosing to crow their especially busies in yell men. yemen. >>> the president dent turns 52 yesterday. and michelle obama traveled to camp david separately. he will return toes white house this afternoon. tomorrow, he heads to california to discuss plans to help home oners and he will appear on the jay leno show. and visit with troops at camp pendleton. >> we will have a date with how it is shaping up. >> i was a little chilly. not complaints. someone said you will be
morning of summer vacation at martha's vineyard. president obama and first lady michelle obama landed at cape cod massachusetts yesterday afternoon. while the president has no official public appearances this week, he will likely be seen taking in the sights and playing golf. the visit is upsetting residents because the secret service is banning cars from a public road near the first family's rental home. >>> as we told you yesterday, before heading to cape cod the president did speak at the national conference for disabled veterans in orlando florida. he told the group it's his mission to help vetturas cover from wounds of the war. >> diagnose and treat mental health conditions like tbi and ptsd and to get it done we're moving ahead with more than $100 million in new research. >> the president added that the veterans administration is processing disability claims much faster now. he says claims in waiting fell 20% from a 600,000 case backlog just a few months ago. >>> business tycoon donald trump predicts hillary clinton will be the democratic presidential nominee in the year 2016. i
president obama warned bashar al assad that use of chemical weapons would change his calculus. >> that's a red line for us. there will be enormous consequences if we start seeing movement on the chemical weapons front. >> reporter: when proof did emerge two months ago, the president promised to widen the scope and scale of aid to the armed rebels. those weapons have not arrived. leading to more questions about the obama administration's policy. >> i'm not talking about red lines. i'm not having a debate or conversation about red lines. i'm not setting red lines. >> reporter: this week the president's top military adviser, martin dempsey, says the pentagon is not yet training any rebels. in a letter to congressman, elliott angle, dempsey said, quote, they must be ready to promote their interests and ours. today, they are not. angle, a democrat, said there are military options including missile strikes that the administration should immediately consider. >> i think we have a lot of bad choices to make in syria. and in my opinion, are standing on the sidelines, really doing nothing is the
on the terror threat. president obama is being briefed on the latest. he was updated by national security council adviser susan rice after his top security team met to discuss the threat. >> there are 22 u.s. embassies and consulates shut down today across 17 muslim nations, and that's to keep those who work there safe. and the one in yemen which is considered high risk with al qaeda gaining a foothold there. >> let's get the latest from richard engel. good morning. he's live in cairo this morning. >> reporter: good morning, lester. diplomatic activity around the world has been severely disrupted by the series of closures. behind me is the u.s. embassy in cairo that is closed today. it's closed because of the security threat. u.s. embassy officials have told us they're still assessing new information to determine when they could reopen. it's not a good time to be a u.s. diplomat in the muslim world today. with u.s. embassies shuttered, 22 of them from kabul to cairo. and beyond. it's the first time a general alert this sweeping has been issued since the u.s. braced for retaliation after a
. he says that sometimes he washes the dishes and sometimes michelle obama washes the dishes. and he said " i told to ". now i'm going to have to show you and this is all i have to indeed show protection for americans. >> marty: another part of the conference was the non- relations between the united states and russia. >> studio guest: correct. i think that is a new cash flow. basically he described latimer put --described putin.. a child in the the back of the class pupping. he is still, angry and he believes that the--pouting.. still, that the russians had perhaps something to do with swoden... when he ever left hong kong. russia granted him asylum before he left china. and the president however, cancels' moscow and instead it goes to sweden. he says that they are great allies and that they work together. what that means is that julianne assange who is hiding out in the ecuador embassy you are going to go to sweden. maybe... >> marty: you mentioned that hillary clinton is going to be in san francisco tomorrow to get an award. do you think the issue's going to run? >> grant:. she is
. >>> plus, the new furry addition to the obama white house. first here's this morning's "tech bytes." >> in today's "tech bytes," apple is looking to strike gold with its new iphone. several tech news websites are reporting the new iphone set to be announced september soth will come in white, black and gold. >>> and samsung is coming out with something big, and we mean big. the galaxy mega is a smartphone that doubles as a tablet with a screen with 6.3 inches. the professional networking site launched university pages to help students connect with schools. the site also lowered the minimum joining age to 14 so students can start sizing up colleges in their freshman year of high school >>> 5:14. welcome back. the man who died in a shootout with the fbi after kidnapping a 16-year-old girl and murdering her mother and brother was named a member of the victim's family as his life insurance beneficiary. james dimaggio left $112,000 to the grandmother of hannah anderson. authorities think this may have been for the benefit of anderson. dimaggio lived with the grandmother for about two yea
shot him. >>> new this morning, a majority of california voters support president obama's health care reform law. the new field poll shows 53% of california voters support the law. 38% are opposed. the field poll finds supporters largely along party lines with democrats in favor and republicans oppose. here in the bay area and in los angeles, voters support health care reform by a 2-1 margin. opposition is stronger in the inland areas of the state. >>> new this morning, the san francisco fire department is taking a second look at its decision to ban helmet cams for its firefighters. that ban has been in place since 2009 but got new life when video from a firefighter's helmet at the asiana crash site resurfaced over the weekend. it showed footage right after the crash when a survivor was hit by a fire truck. the policy prohibits firefighters from recording emergencies without advance approval from the chief. though fire officials cite privacy concerns, they also say the footage has been useful to their investigation. and they'll consider making changes to the policy. >>> it's time to f
not be able to. the obama administration supports the parents in a brief in the court. two lower courts ruled only licensed professionals can administer the shots. >> orchard supply hardware has a new owner, it is official. >> trading is underway on wall street and the dow is down 31 points and we will go to skein king from the new york stock exchange. >> but, first, music fans shell out hundreds to see their favorite bands and they cannot get inside t >> covering walnut creek, burlingame, calculate belt, and all the bay area this is abc7 news. >> good morning, at 6:44. the golden gate bridge shows traffic moving fine but we have low clouds. our meteorologist says they will be clearing much more quickly today with the temperatures coming up. san jose an elderly man considered at risk is found safe. the 91-year-old was found near a shopping center this morning. he was reported missing yesterday. they were worried because he has alzheimer's disease and is disoriented but the man has been found, safe. >> asiana will give $10,000 to every survivor on board a flight that crashed at sfo last month.
to cloud its report. >>> president obama is pushing to make higher education more affordable. the president stopping at the university of buffalo this morning. he advocated for better student debt management. this is all part of his two-day bus tour of college campuses. the goal here is to make all borrowers eligible to cap payments at 10% of their monthly income. >> what we want to do is rate them on who is offering the best value so students and taxpayers get a bigger bang for their buck. >> putting a rating system in place will look at factors including tuition costs, graduation rates and graduate earnings. higher the score, the more federal aid available for the school. >>> coming up, they are called double stuffed oreos but are they really? some high schoolers putting the popular treat to the test. >> take it. >> charlie rose showing the money. a hollywood director's tutorial that ended with a $20. >> hi, i'm meteorologist lawrence karnow in the kpix 5 weather center. the skies started to clear out. could we see any more thunderstorms? we'll talk about that coming up. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
family is larger this morning. the obamas are welcoming their second dog, named sunny. nbc white house correspondent peter alexander has the story. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. the grass doesn't get greener than moving in here in the white house. a sweet pad sitting on 18 acres right in the heart of the nation's capitol and from the look of things, sunny obama is fitting right in. ♪ move over bo, there's a new dog in town and for our inaugural play date, the white house released its own music video. ♪ a pair of presidential pets frolicking on the south lawn. that will get tails wagging. the first lady tweeted "so excited to introduce the newest member of the obama family, our puppy sunny." just 14 months old, sunny is a michigan native named for her cheerful personality, the family says. a portuguese water dog just like bo because malia has allergies. >> he doesn't know how to swim. >> president obama fulfilled his campaign promise to his daughters. >> you have earned the new puppy that's coming with us to the white house. >> reporter: sasha or malia must have sw
morning. ready to strike. decision time at the white house. president obama weighing u.s. military options in syria. could airstrikes come within days? nbc's ann curry and richard engel are in the region with live reports. >>> developing story. that raging wild fire near yosemite now posing a new threaten dang gerg san francisco's water and power supplies. >>> and state of emergency. that's what hollywood is under according to the mayor of los angeles as more movie and television shows abandon california. what he wants to do to end that trend today, tuesday, august 27th, 2013. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> good morning. welcome to "today" at 7:00 a.m. on the west coast. i'm savannah guthrie. >> i'm matt lauer and this is al roker and tamron hall. something like 90,000 jobs could be lost. billions of dollars. >> it's a huge deal because for some it is the price of doing business in hollywood has become expensive. we'll have more on that story in a few moments. we'll have more to get to, includin
olympic athletes. >>> the obama administration has handed cupertino-based apple a victory by overturning a ban on older apple devices. it would have made selling imported i-phone 4s, and 3 and older ipad models illegal. the ruling is part of an ongoing feud between apple and its chief rival, samsung. >>> twitter is taking action to curb abusive language on the microblogging service. it's introducing a one quick abuse button that delays nasty or threatening messages. it comes after several how profile british woman report receiving a flood of rape threats. some personally apologize for the abuse they have gone through on twitter. some alarming work pulled off by hackers can pull the table on your tv watching habits. they found a way to access smart tvs. they can turn the cameras on without you knowing and watch you watching tv. security experts say the real danger is. or access personal financial information. >>> the overwhelming majority of responsible pet owners follow the recommendation of animal care experts and get their dogs spade or newters. but new research is raising questions ab
obama. they will attempt to break off the political standoff between supporters of ousted president mohamed morsi and supporters of the new the government. since morsi was forced from power last month, hundreds of people have died in clashes between the two groups. >>> a sentencing hearing for bradley manning will continue this week. he was convicted of releasing classified information to wikileaks. a state department official is due to testify today about how manning's leaks strained relationships between the u.s. and its allies. manning has been convicted of giving wikileaks 250,000 cables and other documents about the wars in afghanistan and iraq. he could get up to 136 years in prison. >>> and the dangers to democracy are too great. >> protesters rallied against nancy pelosi and her support of the nsa over the weekend, including a man who helped expose american policy in the vietnam war. military analyst daniel elsberg said he strongly identifies with bradie manning. >>> 7:19. parts of the bay area socked in by fog this morning. will it stick around or burn off? up next, steve p
this week to block imports of older samsung models. this move comes a few days after the obama administration projected apple from a demand by samsung when they wanted to block the import of apple products. do you like the looks of wendy's pretzel bacon cheeseburger, already so popular an analyst says sales for the month could hit an all-time high the best product launch in 10 years according to an analyst from the new york post, and said it last best product was the salads in 2002. >> we are talkinged for but we will turn to the weather this morning. >> we are talking buns. >> hamburgers. >> explain pea soup. >> now, buns, hamburger buns. >> you keep talking about food. someone get her some food, now, the weather, live doppler 7 hd showing it is drizzle only, not a hard rain. however, that is enough to cause flight arrival delays into sfo and you can see the camera is season a couple of blocks away from coit tower and you can see how hard it is to see. temperatures are still below average because of a sea breeze with more drizzle tonight, probably the last night, dealing with
on president obama to pardon him. >> the north bay remains under a red flag warning and bay area fire departments are responding. >> a stunning request from the family of the man accused of kidnapping a teen and taking her to idaho and what they want from hannah anderson. you can see the bay, the bay bridge and trafficking is moving okay. mike will tell you about that and leyla gulen has the >> we are back at 6:39. and back in school at san lenadro starting today, 57 degrees, at 7:30 under clouds, and mostly sunny by the afternoon hours and 71 degrees. so, good luck and congratulations. we talk about the game at the coliseum, 12:35 first pitch, 71 and a high burn index here but it is because of the u.v. index and we will head over to at&t park at 12:45 we have 60 degrees also, and 64 and warming up to 66 and it will be breezy at times. if you travel around, the best chance of thunderstorms in the sierra, a smoky 94 in i don't -- in yosemite. >> as we look at our map you can see a buildup of slow downs over the a pass along 580 in livermore and it clears before you reach the dublin int
christians for helping to overthrow morsi's government. >>> president obama is enjoying his last few hours of vacation. he spent five hours on the links as he drove around in his own golf cart. larry david, the star of the tv show curb your enthusiasm. and the owner of the celtics. they ate a a harbor restaurants and they will fly back to washington tonight. >>> they will recall the mayor and it is underway. organizers collected significant for a recall petition this morning. they are planning to march and rally this afternoon. 16 women have accused him of harassment that relates to groping and unwanted advances. they have called on him to resign and he is refusing to step down. >>> they are examining the abouts ways to keep buildings standing when a major earthquake hits. from uc san diego, they used a table to determine if seismic retrofitting protects building. when they with stood the earthquake, the retro he fitting was removed and the building quickly collapsed. >> the main aspect of design is life safety and eninsuring it doesn't collapse. >> research ares say they tested different
that what the assad regime has done will not go unpunished. >> make no mistake, president obama believes there must be accountability for those who would use the world's most heinous weapons against the world's most vulnerable people. >> reporter: for kerry the attacks seemed personal. >> as a father, i can't get the image out of my head of a man who held up his dead child, wailing while chaos swirled around him. >> reporter: while the administration is convinced a chemical attack occurred, the u.n. is proceeding with its investigation. those inspectors who came under sniper fire donning bulletproof vests to interview survivors. while u.n. authorization would be ideal, it is doubtful that will come. >> if the united states stands by and doesn't take very serious action, not just launching some cruise missiles, then, again, our credibility in the world is diminished even more, if there's any left. >> so, martha, as you said, this military strike could come soon. a tricky calculation by the obama administration. they want to strike hard enough to punish the assad regime, but they don't wan
. >> the question now, will president obama still meet president putin at a summit here in moscow scheduled for early september and just before the g-20 in st. petersburg. that meeting is now looking a lot less likely. >> thank you. we want to get the white house reaction. let's go to peter alexander on duty there. good morning. what is the fallout there? >> savannah, good morning to you. this is going to strain already tense relationships between the two countries. no immediate reaction to the officials in the white house. they're still crafting the exact language, u.s. officials are in this case. be very clear. this is not the result the obama administration wanted in this case. for the last several months, they have been pressing, they have been pressuring the kremlin to expel edward snowden from that country because there's no extradition treaty between the u.s. and russia. in many way, their hands are tied. the president said i'm not going to scramble jets for a 29-year-old hacker. you heard from jim maceda saying just last week attorney general eric holder sent a letter to his counter
and protections. >> us ba of the snowden controversy -- because of the snowden controversy, president obama is said to be reconsidering his upcoming summit with russian president vladimir putin planned for this fall in moscow. >> 5:08. taking the cake. our first look at a bay area tycoon's lavish redwood wedding. also ahead, forget the horns. what's really putting some neighbors on edge in san carlos. also ahead -- >> i didn't see it coming and i didn't see it going. >> a california woman describing her terrifying encounter with a shark. >> friday time to get ready for the weekend. temperatures warming up today. could that change saturday and sunday? we'll talk about that coming up. >> it is starting to get crowded on westbound 580 as you come closer towards the altamont pass. the latest drive times. we'll have that right after the break. wishing you and your family a fun-filled summer. but uh, i...oh...i actually tried the online thing... which uh, i dunno. i, i guess i'm just hoping for a caring and nurturing relationship, you know, one th...one that's going somewhere. uh, like i, i take
't rule one out either. president obama gathered his national security team. congressional leaders given classified briefings. >> there's been a lot of chatter out there. chatter means conversation among terrorists about the planning that's going on. very reminiscent of what we saw pre-9/11. >> this specific threat that we have been briefed on over and over again has reached a new level. >> reporter: senior intelligence officials say the plot originates with yemen with al qaeda in the arabian peninsula, the same group that mailed explosives in a printer to chicago. the group has a uniquely skilled bombmaker and is seeking revenge after its commander was killed last month in a drone strike. the group's leader was once bin laden's secretary and is well connected to al qaeda's top leadership. >> in many ways it's more dangerous. now we have 2.0 or 3.0 which is widely dispersed a younger generation coming up with new ideas. not necessarily repeating what they did in the past. >> reporter: among those new ideas and new tactics, savannah, we are told that al qaeda militants in yemen have been
the president will instead travel to sweden, and last night president obama said terrorists depend on us being terrorized, but we are going to live our lives. president obama made his first comments about the threat. >> it's significant enough that we are taking every precaution, and it's a reminder, that in all the significant steps we have made that this radical violent extremism is still out there, and we have to stay on top of it. >> we would not say whether the nsa surveillance programs tipped the u.s. off on it. >> i think the general rule is to snow common sense and use caution. >> what i say to them and what i say to president putin, is that's the past, you know, and we have got to think about the future. >> the president insisted he will attend the g-20 summit next month. >> if russia wants to uphold the olympic spirit, then every judgment should be made on the track or in the swimming pool or on the balance beam, and people's sexual orientation should have nothing to do with it. >> about hillary clinton. >> she had the post election glow, and two weeks later after leaving the white h
to govern the country for long. the obama administration is weighing it's response. the state department putting a hold on economic aid to the government. but no change yet to critical military aid, though that could come. >> there's other strategic issues here including the safety and stability of israel. >> the u.s. faces a tough choice. stick with its long-time ali, which claims it needs support now more than ever to fight terrorism, or back away. while washington appears to be wavering, saudi arabia, kuwait, the ua and jordon have all come out strongly in support of egypt's military. >>> richard engle, thanks so much. a team from the united nations is in syria's capitol this morning to investigate the use of chemical weapons. they accused each other of using chemical weapons while denying it themselves. the u.n. team is expected to be there for about two weeks. >>> the first family is back in washington this morning after a nine-day vacation on martha's vineyard. they arrived back at the white house late last night. the president spent most of his vacation out of private view. today
be alive inside an air pocket. >>> the rodeo clown who wore a president obama mask during a performance at the missouri state fair has been banned for life. fair officials say they're also reviewing their contract with the company that ran the event. the incident sparked outrage nationwide after video of the event went viral. spectators were asked if they wanted to see obama run down by a bull. fair officials did not release the identity of the clown. >>> sentencing is underway right now for former congressman jesse jackson jr. jackson pleaded guilty to stealing some $750,000 from his campaign fund. his wife sandra will also be sentenced this morning in washington, d.c. jackson is hoping the judge will consider giving him probation. >>> rising political story cory booker is one step closer to a u.s. senate seat this morning after winning the democratic primary tuesday night. the newark, new jersey, mayor will face off with republican steve lone began in an october special election. lone began is the former mayor of bogota, new jersey. >>> now to wall street and what is moving the market
by police and the bodies seized. president obama had harsh words for the military-backed government and cancelled a joint military exercise. >> the united states strongly condemns the steps taken by egypt's interim government and security forces. we deplore violence against civilians. >> reporter: washington gives egypt's armed forces more than 1 billion dollars in aid a year. they have long been a reliable u.s. ally. it still has. egypt's government said the president's comments encouraged the opposition to protest more, leading to more violence. right now i am watching some of the wounded being taken out on the backs of motorcycles. they have been authorized to use live fire and they are doing that. >> david, let's join you. good morning to you. >> good morning, savannah. >> the real point of leverage is the $1.3 billion in u.s. aid to egypt. any chance the u.s. with draws that aid? if it did would it lose the influence it still has left? >> that's the real question. within the white house, they call that a knee-jerk move at this point. they are trying to calibrate up the presiden
and president obama are speaking to a group of former service members injured in battle. he is addressing the disabled american veterans national convention in orlando, florida. this is a live picture from the hotel conference room. let's listen in for a little bit to the first lady. >> because we want to honor and serve you and your families to make sure that you and your families have the educational opportunities you need, the support you have earned, and the good jobs you deserve. and if there's one thing that i want all of you to know today is this, you will never have to get back up all on your own. >> the president is expected to discuss issues such as the backlog of disability claims, posttraumatic stress disorder and brain injuries suffered during battle. after the speech the president and first lady will head to cape cod for a week-long summer vacation with their daughters. >>> authorities still trying to identify a body that was found during a search for a missing woman from oakland. crews were looking for 50-year-old sandra coke yesterday afternoon when they found the body of
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